Lagos Ex-Lawmaker Marries Two Friends As Third And Fourth Wives


HON. Abdullateef Abdulkareem, a former member of Lagos House of Assembly and a former Special Adviser to Governor Babatunde Raji Fashola on Political and Legislative Powers, must be a devout Muslim, who believes in fulfilling all the tenets of the religion to its letters.

Hon. Abdulkareem, who is a lawyer and the Chief Imam of the Lagos House of Assembly since 2003, married his third wife on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 and he is planning to marry the fourth on Tuesday, October 28, 2014.

Ironically, his third and fourth wives are friends. His third wife, Hadizat, is a 23 year-old corper doing her primary assignment with Lagos House of Assembly. She graduated from Crescent University, Abeokuta, Ogun State.

ENCOMIUM Weekly gathered that it was Hadizat who pleaded with her husband, Hon. Abdulkareem to marry her and her friend, Rekihat together so that she will have a mate to play with.

She argued that the two senior wives are too old for her to play with and would be difficult for her to relate with and therefore, pleaded with him to marry her friend.

The man agreed with her and decided to marry the two friends.

Hadizat's marriage came up on Wednesday, July 9, 2014, somewhere in Gbagada, Lagos. One of those in attendance during the Nikkai ceremony was Mr. Charles Oputa a.k.a Charly Boy.

She (Hadizat) had earlier fixed her marriage for November 2014 because that is when her parents who reside in Lokoja, Kogi State would have the opportunity and time to attend. But when she got the information that her friend, Rekihat has fixed hers for August, 2014, which will make her Rekihat her senior in their household, she decided to bring her parents quickly to do her own Nikkai in July.

Now that her own Nikkai has been performed, she is said to be happy that she is going to be her friend's senior.

When we called Hon. Abdullateef Abdulkareem, he confirmed the marriage to us. He was the one who corrected us that the fourth marriage will be on October 28, 2014 and not August that we heard it will take place.

Hon. Abdullateef Abdulkareem was a member of Lagos House of Assembly between 2003 and 2007 representing Oshodi-Isolo Constituency. He was first, the House Committee chairman on Education before he was made the Chairman, House Committee on Judiciary/Human Rights Committee. Between 2007 and 2011, he was Special Adviser to Governor Babatunde Raji Fashola on Political and Legislative Powers.

Though Hon. Abdulkareem is no longer a member of Lagos House of Assembly or member of the executive, he is still a regular face within the secretariat, Alausa, by virtue of the fact that he is the Chief Imam of the Lagos House of Assembly Mosque, where many believed he met his new wife, Hadizat and who herself introduced the fourth wife, Rekihat to him.


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